College Republicans Work for Party Candidates This Summer

Brandon DeGraff '14 (front, center) with Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus and other interns.
Brandon DeGraff '14 (front, center) with Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus and other interns.

This summer four members of the Hamilton College Republicans worked in the political arena, campaigning for party candidates and serving as interns.

Since his departure from the Hill, Brady Sprague ’15 interned under Republican Congressman Tom Reed (NY-29). In the district offices in Pittsford, N.Y., Sprague did general office work, handling the telephone and mail correspondence for the district office, forwarding constituent concerns, researching, completing special projects for the chief of staff (data compilation and analysis), and attending state functions, such as a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a small business.

Andrew Nachemson ’15 has been on the campaign trail in Connecticut with Republican Senate hopeful Linda McMahons who is trying to win the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. While Nachemson is still preparing for a primary race against Christopher Shays on Aug. 14, he expects McMahon to win, and then run against U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D) for the final victory.

Since January, Brandon De Graff  ’14 has worked at the Republican National Committee as an assistant in Chairman Reince Priebus's office.  In April, he was transferred to the RNC Press Office and will be there until he returns to Hamilton. He says, "It's been wonderful being involved at the hub of the party especially during such an important election year."


Paul Carrier ’14 has been interning under the Honorable John Bayly, a judge on Washington, D.C.'s Superior Court appointed under George H.W. Bush.

The Hamilton College Republicans are proud that these members were politically engaged this summer, especially in a presidential election year. They hope to impart the knowledge they gained from their experiences to both the Republicans Club as well as the campus as a whole.

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